COVID-19: Fiji records it’s first death

Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. Picture: FILE

Fiji has recorded its first death due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The victim, a 66-year-old man who recently returned from India died at the Lautoka Hospital yesterday.

This was confirmed by Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete in a press conference in Suva this afternoon.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong added that despite the death, Fiji remains a Covid-19 contained country.

He added there will be no changes to the current restrictions in place.

More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times and Fiji Times E-edition.

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